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ARP Long Beach Sprint Nationals 2016
August 6-7, 2016

The Southern California Speedboat Club is proud to announce

The 2016 ARP Long Beach Sprint Nationals
Presented by
Nick Rose Insurance

August 6 & 7, 2016 Long Beach Marine Stadium

Redondo Beach, California – June, 2016 Since the late ‘40’s, the Southern California Speedboat Club (SCSC) has been conducting races at the “birthplace” of powerboat racing on the West Coast, Long Beach Marine Stadium. Once a year, in August, the Southern California Speedboat Club stages the annual ARP Long Beach Sprint National Championships for sprint boat racing featuring 12 classes of the fastest Flatbottom, V-Bottom, Tunnel & Jet Boats from around the nation competing for bragging rights, titles and their share of prize money.

The ARP Long Beach Sprint Nationals is presented by Nick Rose Insurance & Ecology Auto Parts, Ahern Rentals, Sea-Tow, Amsoil,, Hot Rods & Hobbies, & Rex Marine. The real beneficiaries however, are the thousands of spectators who turn out to experience the best high powered boat racing in the world.

There will be twelve separate classes of boats competing, from the nimble SST-45 Tunnel boats with their fully enclosed capsules and outboard motors led by defending Long Beach Sprint Nationals Champion Jason Williams, #10 from Alta Loma, CA to the 140+ mph water pounding K Racing Runabouts (K Boats) led by 2015 champion #24 “Back to the Future” Racing entry of Steve Sequieria Irvine, CA These blown alcohol flatbottoms are guaranteed to have the entire crowd at the waters edge to marvel at their awesome power and speed .
Just as old as the Southern California Speedboat Club, the Crackerbox class with their unique configuration of flatbottom boat with a driver and rider sitting behind the 314 cubic inch V8’s makes this class the perennial crowd favorite as they thrash their 15.5 foot length hulls around the course racing rail to rail with everyone holding on for dear life. The Unblown Flat class aka a combined Super Stock & Pro Stock Flatbottom class, capable of reaching speeds over 120 mph down the straights will see some tremendous competition with a group of seasoned veterans take on some great up and comers like Greg Duff, #1, driving for John Grijalva, San Clemente, CA and Tyler Roth #96 Dickinson, ND driving for Sid Rennel's.

This years National Championships titles will be in all classes. The always favorite Grand Nationals will see 2015 defending National Champion Andrew Barker #227 driving "Shakedown" will see if lightning can strike twice against a great field including owner/driver Heath Hiebert, Bellflower CA driving the #369 "Corn Fed" and “The Body Snatcher” #24 owned by Ted Kolby, Marina Del Rey, CA and driven by Joey Cucci, Lake Havasu City, AZ. From the first drop of the green flag to the checkered the GN’s are sure to keep the crowd on their feet. Comp Jets will be scheduled to race for their National Championships led by the "legend" Harold Bruce, Lake Havasu, AZ driving for Terry Valore & the Yunker Family in the CJ 169 as well as the the Sportsman Extreme (SE) Runabouts which showcases limited Cubic Inch (350) spec flatbottoms. Two time Sportsman Extreme Long Beach Sprint Nationals and National Champion Charlie Hamill, #81 Halladay, UT driving "Peep's Pride" will defend against the likes of two legends of the sport - Duff Daily and Gordon Jennings. The Classic Outboard Runabouts and limited stock hydroplanes will also be on hand to showcase their classes and race for a national championship.

Once again in 2016 the ARP Long Beach Sprint Nationals will have race teams from all over the country descending on Marine Stadium. The 100 plus boat team armada is set to wow the Long Beach crowds.

There will also be a vendor midway that will feature everything from souvenirs to food and beverage booths as well as a beer garden and don’t miss the classic V-drive display where meticulously restored V-drives from the yesteryear of racing will be parked for all to enjoy. Bring your family and friends and share the legacy that is Southern California Speedboat Club Sprint Boat racing at Marine Stadium.

Gates open at 8:00 a.m. racing starts at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $20.00 per adult, $10/child (under 5 are free). Military with active I.D. are also free! Parking is $20.00/vehicle/day. Please note that RV Parking on the North Side of the Stadium Only (sold out). Coolers are welcome but will be inspected as there is NO Alcohol permitted, there is a beer garden on-site.

For More Information please visit SCSC Racing
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